About a year ago, I started doing the ranch classes. This has helped me so very much. Beniah has helped me reconsider my life, love, and many other things. If my teacher would have been selfish, I might be dead. This is not about riding, it’s about learning how to ride. Making a relationship isn’t anything like how you think … When I learned how to make Beniah circle in the round pen & draw him, I felt a rush go through me & I wasn’t scared or annoyed at ANY of the activities. Most kids probably think this about their horse, but Beniah is probably the most forgiving and understanding of them all. Last year I had the choice to ride & I didn’t take it. I didn’t think Beniah would have liked that, but now I almost think he enjoys it! Even though I only have 1 or 2 people that enjoy me, I’m glad I have another to enjoy me, I know I enjoy him lol. When I first rode, 3 weeks ago, it was the first time I had gotten on a horse without being led in hand. I felt free & like I could do anything! When I was allowed to trot, I didn’t know if I wanted to, but when I did I felt SO alive and free (more than before). This has helped me stop cutting, in just a year & most of my suicidal thoughts are gone. You could say, Beniah saved my life, almost single handedly.